Question New to bamboo shrimp

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Hi. I’m going to be doing a planted cherry shrimp tank and I discovered the bamboo shrimp and I instantly loved it. I’d really like to have a bamboo shrimp or 2 (if that’s not overstocked?) in my 20 gallon. The tank has been running for 2 years and it will have the same filter, a very mature air sponge as well, just new substrate, wood and plants.
 

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You could do 2 just fine. They are filter feeders so they don't eat whole foods. They eat micro particles in the water. As the tank is 2 years old they should do great so long as the water suits them. To feed them you would need to squirt shrimp pellets crushed into powder or spirulina powder in front of them. With my vampire shrimp (also a filter feeder) the tank is very mature, so I don't need to specifically feed him.
 
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Thank you, I just looked at the vampires and I like their heavy duty frame.
 

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They get bigger than bamboos. Mine is 5-6 inches.
 
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What size tank do they need when fully grown? I do have a 56 gallon running as well.
 

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If its a 20 long I'd say you should be fine. They tend to average around 3-4.5 inches in aquariums apparently. Mine would make a 20 long look pretty small though.
 
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Sounds good! I’d have to find a way to incorporate a nice high flow feeding spot into the future scape, which would be pretty fun
 

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If you only have a sponge filter you might want to add a circulation pump to create water movement. They will often setup and fan the stream.
 

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